No ANU examinations on Sundays
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By June 2017, the Union Court Redevelopment will render the majority of the University’s current examinations venues unusable. The ANU is working to source an alternate, off-campus examination destination. All standard examinations will be conducted at the off-site venue, with the exception of students registered with Access and Inclusion staying on-campus, at a venue suitably removed from the construction precinct.
Owing to the limited availability of suitable examination venues the ANU is considering the scheduling of examinations on public holidays and Sundays during the end-of-semester examination period.
ANUSA and PARSA are concerned over the added stress of condensing the exam period to include Sundays. This would also increase the likelihood of having more days where 2 exams are written on the same day, and more exams on consecutive days. It deprives student of a guaranteed day off to rest and study. Consequently, mental health concerns for vulnerable students during exam periods would be exacerbated. Additionally there will be issues around transport on Sundays for those students who rely on public transport to get to university.
ANUSA and PARSA directs this petition to the Academic Board and University Executive. Both student Associations want the university to commit to a six-day cycle of exams where Sundays do not have examinations on them to ensure that students have opportunities to rest, apply self-care and study.
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